Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Ziani Kadour slam dunk

Ziani Kadour
Birthday: 10/17/1973
Nationality: Algerian
Vert Jump: 3'
Running Jump: 4'20"

Height: 5'11"
Weight: 155 lbs

He starting dunking at age 16, and some of his specialties dunks are double windmill, 360 cobra, and hammerdown. Check this guy out on video...

Basketball some people were just born to play.

Basketball some people were just born to play.

Advice on Running a Pratice from John Wooden

I felt that running a practice session was almost like teaching an English class in that I wanted to have a lesson plan. I knew the detailed plan was necessary in teaching English, but it took a while before I understood the same thing was necessary in sports.

- John Wooden

Monday, January 29, 2007

Home Video of O.J.'s Ejection

Home Video of O.J.'s Ejection

Watch the entire controversy from start to finish surrounding the ejection of O.J. Mayo during Friday night's game against Capital.

Mayo received two technicals from referee Mike Lazo.

As the video shows, Mayo walks up to Lazo after the second technical. It appears they may have made contract; however, many question why Lazo fell to the floor with his arms waving wildly.

Lazo declined comment Monday.

Mayo is considering legal action to avoid a mandatory two-game suspension for the ejection. Check out the video!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Greg Oden Shots Better Left Handed....

If you were like just about any other observer, and you watch Greg Oden play you might think this. Wow, I did not know that Greg Oden was a lefty, but unknowing that he has injured his right wrist. But, the truth behold his really is right handed.

It would have been natural to assume as much in watching the 7-1, 280-pound center dunk the ball with his left hand and shoot free throws at a 50-70 percent clip. For anyone that had never actually seen Oden play, it was a forgiveable mistake.

It's hard to believe that a Greg Oden has worked hard enought to shoot better left handed free throws than most NBA big man! I can not believe it!

50 82 .610

Emeka Okafor .601
Kwame Brown .402
Shaquille O'Neal .450
Ben Wallace .418

Come on! You have to be kidding me! One thing is for sure someone one is putting in the work, and others are making a million and sure not from making free throws!

Did you know?

Did you know that:

Tim Duncan was in the 1996 draft, and everyone including Duncan thought he was going to the Celtics. But, instead the Spurs little ping-pong ball gave them the first round draft pick.

Instead, it was the Spurs who came up winners. And it’s the Spurs who have continued winning.
But did you know that...Duncan has never lost to Boston in 17 career games. Including one victory from the season before Duncan arrived, the Spurs have now won 18 straight over the Celtics.

Nate Robinson, the reigning slam dunk champion, but Robinson has yet to record a single dunk this season.

In 19 years, Jerry Sloan, known for running a tight ship, has never put the Utah Jazz on a curfew for an entire season...well until now!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Top 50 College players

The Card Chronicle Fab 50 is updated each week.

He did state that he had to admit he was wrong about Durant. Having him at #17 three weeks ago was inexcusable and I apologize. I have seen Kevin Durant in all his glory for the first time over the last week and a half, and doubts regarding his greatness will not escape my mouth from hereforth.

And now the list:

1. Alando Tucker, Wisconsin (LW: 1)
2. Glen Davis, LSU (LW: 2)
3. Kevin Durant, Texas (LW: 6)
4. Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina (LW: 3)
5. Mario Boggan, Oklahoma State (LW: 8)
6. Nick Fazekas, Nevada (LW: 4)
7. Arron Afflalo, UCLA (LW: 9)
8. Aaron Brooks, Oregon (LW: 35)
9. Jared Dudley, Boston College (LW: 7)
10. Chris Lofton, Tennessee (LW: 4)
11. Al Horford, Florida (LW: 12)
12. Greg Oden, Ohio State (LW: 10)
13. Dominic James, Marquette (LW: 16)
14. Darren Collison, UCLA (LW: 18)
15. Joakim Noah, Florida (LW: 11)
16. Jarrius Jackson, Texas Tech (LW: 14)
17. Morris Almond, Rice (LW: 13)
18. Acie Law, Texas A&M (LW: 19)
19. Aaron Gray, Pitt (LW: 20)
20. Curtis Sumpter, Villanova (LW: 23)
21. Bo McCalebb, New Orleans (LW: 28)
22. Mustafa Shakur, Arizona (LW: 17)
23. Ivan Radenovic, Arizona (LW: 15)
24. Josh McRoberts, Duke (LW: 31)
25. Sean Singletary, Virginia (LW: 32)
26. A.J. Graves, Butler (LW: 22)
27. Brandon Heath, San Diego State (LW: 27)
28. Corey Brewer, Florida (LW: 21)
29. Marcus Williams, Arizona (LW: 36)
30. Al Thornton, Florida State (LW: 38)
31. Randolph Morris, Kentucky (LW: 24)
32. Rodney Stuckey, Eastern Washington (LW: 29)
33. Ronald Steele, Alabama (LW: 33)
34. Brandon Rush, Kansas (LW: 34)
35. JamesOn Curry, Oklahoma State (LW: NR)
36. Taurean Green, Florida (LW: 45)
37. Derek Raivio, Gonzaga (LW: 30)
38. Chase Budinger, Arizona (LW: 26)
39. Russell Carter, Notre Dame (LW: 48)
40. Jared Jordan, Marist (LW: 38)
41. Jacob Burtschi, Air Force (LW: 42)
42. D.J. Strawberry, Maryland (LW: 41)
43. Daequan Cook, Ohio State (LW: 49)
44. Spencer Hawes, Washington (LW: 25)
45. Loren Stokes, Hofstra (LW: 43)
46. Drew Neitzel, Michigan State (LW: 47)
47. Herbert Hill, Providence (LW: NR)
48. Adam Haluska, Iowa (LW: 40)
49. Demtris Nichols, Syracuse (LW: 50)
50. Ryan Anderson, California (LW: NR)

Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh

Another example of what not to do. This is a clip that shows right up the point of the tech given to Bosh. While it seems very small and little, and not much to it. None the less Chis Bosh was called for a tech.

One thing that my coach would always tell us were act like you have done it before. This is very good way of acting with character on the court. Has Chris Bosh dunked many of times? The simple answer is YES! So what's the whole point of even giving that look like your all that, and it was nothing really all that special!

Think about some of the other players that will just go out and play all the time, with out doing the little stupid stuff such as what this clip shows.

Luke Walton

Luke Walton, and alittle information on the guy. Here is a pretty good little right up that Luke is featured in SI.com.

Who know that Luke has:
a tattoo of the Grateful Dead dancing skeletons, but instead of having top hats and canes they're spinning basketballs.
friends with two guys from That '70s Show -- Wil [Wilmer Valderrama] and Danny [Masterson]. They're just funny.
On appearing last year on The Young and the Restless

Dikembe Mutombo

Dikembe Mutombo gets a front row seat at the Presidents State of the Union address. They were horroring him about all his great effects to helping other people, trying to make the world a better place, assisting his fellow man through the treacherous terrain of this planet. But how awkard does he look in the front road, and especially with Yao's mother sitting right beside him.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant

This is great double feature on Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant! You have to check this great article out at Slam Online

This is a great article about two of the biggest names around college basketball! They are both something special and something to be looking for in the future!

Bubba Hog

Now here is a real crazy fan dancing! You can find all kinds of crazy videos and even you tube users talking about this guy who they call Bubba Hog who is called to be the one man dancing machine aka bubba hog! They even have it a Bubba Hog techno remix yea it's crazy! They say you can find this guy at just about any Arkansas Razorback Games dancing to the HogWild Band. Behold Bubba Hog! Rather it's dancing to Macho man, or to the hog wild band check out the man, the myth, the legend Bubba Hog "one man dancing machine". Behold Bubba Hog!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Rebounding, offesnive rebounding, defensive rebounding

Rebounding keys to coach on:

Check and see if your players are making an effort or not not even trying.
A lot of coaches are now taking stats on players rebounding performance on effort not the number of rebounds they get in a game session.

It's the same with offensive rebounding - you should chart the number of time a player makes an all-out effort to get to the offensive boards (attempts) against the number of chances he actually had to do to the boards.

The percentage basis calculated by dividing the number of chances to go to boards into the number of times a player attempted to get to the boards.

You can do the same collectively as a team the same way.

Goals should be:
90% or above in our effort.
Want to get back 50% or better of our missed shots

Defensive rebounding- chart defensive rebounds in a similar manner except, but calculate the number of chances to block out, box out, or cut out by the number of time a player individually or our team collectively actually did box out his offensive player when a shot was taken.

Again the goal should be 90% or above.
We don’t ever penalize a player for not making an unnecessary box out, block out, or cut out (actually discourage the unnecessary cut out.)

rebounding, offesnive rebounding, defensive rebounding

NBA Towel Girl

Now this is NBA at it's finest! Here is a pretty funny towel girl at the Raptors game.

Michigan State rebounding concepts & rebounding philosophy

Michigan State rebounding concepts & rebounding philosophy

In the Michigan State Basketball program, rebounding, without question is a top priority. From the preseason, start of the season to the March Madness, rebounding is a big point of emphasis each day throughout the entire duration of practice sessions. Everything we do either begins or ends with the rebound or attempt to rebound the chance (made shot).

Rebounding should be a thought a on every shot taken in practice. Michigan State sometimes assigns one or sometimes two coaches to watch and coach on rebounding in practice. Now rather it's boxing out, rebounding, defensive rebounding, offensive rebounding, or team rebounding will usually be determined before practice an will change in accordance to what we are working on during a particular drill or scrimmage situation offensively or defensively.

Steve Nash what cann't the man do!

Steve Nash, he can do just about anything! Check this one out! That's right...that's Steve Nash kicking a basketball from half court and it's GOOD!!

Crazy Dunk, dunk, basketball dunking

Crazy video of a Japanese dunking, slam dunking off a trampoline for like a forever long distance. Could this be the world record slam dunk from a trampoline.

Fantasy Basketball, NBA Videos

We came across this and thought it was sort of funny. This is an actual fantasy basketball show, and the host asks him to repeat his joke three times!

And much credit goes to the host, for not only keeping it together, but adding some actual advice, too. Rasheed Wallace might not be the fantasy player he once was, but hey ... a baby penis isn't getting you any blocks or rebounds, either.

This kills me ... but that's probably only because I've never advanced emotionally past the age of 13. And how can you not love a YouTube video that gives you bonus VHS footage of a cooking show at the end? Check it out here!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Mark Cuban comments on Starbury

Mark Cuban comments on Starbury

Mavs owner Mark Cuban is scheduled to be on Stephon Marbury's new talk show which will air its inaugural episode March 9th. Among the topics covered will be the $15 Starbury shoes that have been extremely popular for their low price and NBA player endorsement. Cuban thinks the shoes might be the best business idea he's seem in a long time:

"Honestly, the No. 1 business story of the year should have been the Starbury line of shoes. You would be hard-pressed to name anyone else in the business world, forget sports, who created a business that could create more cultural change than Steph. The concept of $15 shoes that are cool and hip for kids to wear could have more of an impact on family finances and culture of consumption in many households than anything that has happened in years."

Cuban definitely has a point here. I mean when was the last time kids could wear $15 kicks to school without getting made fun of? Hell, I remember being in grade school when the first Air Jordans came out, and I was ripping on one of my friends for wearing the (hideous) black, white and red first editions. He proudly (and with an 'air' of snobbery) responded, "These are Air. Jordans." To him, they were cool simply because of the price tag. I told him I didin't care how much his Mom paid for 'em, they were still ugly.

So now it seems that the opposite is true, where the Starburys are cool because they don't cost anything. One thing though, I'm not buying the notion that Starbury himself wears the same pair sold on the street to play in the NBA. Reviews suggest that the support the shoes provide is less than adequate for actual game play. For $15 though, I guess you can't complain.

Marbury the next Dr. Phil!

Marbury the next Dr. Phil

Mabury, is not only leading the Knicks offense, it now seems that he is leading a TV sports talk show! That's right kids, Stephon Marbury is going to be hosting a new TV sports show geared up not only to talk about sports, but it's about a lifestyle show.

Marbury would be the next Racheal Ray, Tyra, Dr. Phil, or even better Oprah! Can you believe this? This is something for sure to be checking out! According to a Fox SportsNet source, it's possible the shows will begin in March, on Fridays at 4:30 p.m. Kobe Bryant would be slated as Marbury's first guest. The source said Dallas owner Mark Cuban and Knicks coach/president Isiah Thomas are future guests. The shows are to air on FoxSportsNet affiliates that reach 50 million viewers.

Marbury, who branched out in the summer by marketing a $15 discount sneaker, shopped the show for a year. The Coney Island native said his motivation to be host of a talk show was rooted in displaying a different side to his personality than the scowling one depicted on the basketball court.

Marbury can appear joyless on the court, especially during losing times, making him an odd choice to be a host. Nevertheless, across the past few weeks, he's been more jovial, slapping teammates' hands after baskets.

Marbury, who's lifted his scoring average to 14 points per game, 5.4 assists and 2.2 turnovers, was fifth in All-Star voting among Eastern guards, ahead of Detroit's Chauncey Billups. That could be a result of the publicity gained from Marbury's $15 sneakers and a Steve & Barry's promotion reminding fans to vote "Starbury."

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Business of LeBron James

Business of LeBron James

Over the past couple days, there has been much ado about Creative Artists Agency buying Leon Rose, agent of LeBron James, among others. If CAA thinks LeBron is coming along for the ride, I’d be very surprised. Buying Rose would technically mean that CAA would represent James for contract negotiations, but he is signed through the 2009-10 season and his marketing is exclusively done by LRMR Marketing, run by one of his best friends Maverick Carter. So that means that there would be no new money until at least 2010. Read the full article...

Greg Oden, Joakim Noah, and Kevin Durant

That's right these guys are getting all the talk right now, and its not even March Madness! Why all the talk well, because they are probably going to be in the NBA draft next year!

Though, just thinking of it and how popular each one of these names were. We our own few tests on this matter!

First, let's highlight Greg Oden. Let's take an this for example, go to youtube type in Greg Oden (here we have done it for you) Look at how many videos just keep coming up, and showing great highlights of Greg Oden.

Now go to Joakim Noah and type his name into youtube. Here are the results at youtube.

And then as well with Kevin Durant results here.

Greg Oden with 47 videos of highlights, dunks, awesome plays, interviews, and etc.
Joakim Noah with 17 resultes of youtube, and most of them were from his great season and run in the tournament last year.
Kevin Durant with 16 vidoes coming up and most of them were of high school videos!

While, I know youtube.com does not have all the answers! But, it does prove one thing for sure is that Greg Oden is more popular, a well known name, and is a raising star. While the others will be right up their, they seem to still be some what falling behind. Just another twist, how about typing in OJ Mayo in and see what you get...88 videos of a another raising star!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Gred Oden, Ohio State basketball, Greg Oden at Ohio State

Greg Oden

Get a load of this one. Greg Oden has not even played in one NCAA tournament game. Ohio State just started their Big Ten play. And that's right you guessed it, some are already talking about which NBA team Greg Oden can help. Check this out, on Philly.com their is this big write up about Greg Oden could help the Sixers!

We know that Greg Oden is the big men on campus...but let the young man focus on campus!! Ohio State is 2 and 1 in the Big ten play, and while Ohio State had a great game beating Tennessse this weekend. Let's just have Greg Oden focus on this year ahead of him in college. And then let's see what his next step will be.

Tom Brady the Next Great Basketball Star

This weekend is a big weekend for not only the Franchise of Indianapolis Colts, but also for Tom Brady the Next Great Basketball Star! Say what...but that's what one coach thought back when Marty Schottenheimer last won an NFL playoff game. Seriously check this great article and read out at DeadSpin.

Well, believe or not some people saw something Brady, and they even thought basketball star! That is very article, and we really enjoyed reading it. We really liked the idea that Tom Brady was something special and people saw, just in a different way.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Gilbert Arenas does it again!

Gilbert Arenas Does it again! That's right! Check this one out! Now the real question is Gilbert Arenas best player in Washington franchise history?

Well, He has been hitting game winners left and right for the past few weeks we will admit! And if he is not the best he is in the top 5 for sure! I mean you have think back to the Bullet days with guys such as Elvin Hayes, Wes Unseld, and a few others you mention.

Well, just check out all the videos on youtube of recent Gilbert Arenas video, and even his party video as well.

Gilbert Arenas does it again!

Gilbert Arenas Does it again! That's right! Check this one out! Now the real question is Gilbert Arenas best player in Washington franchise history?

Well, He has been hitting game winners left and right for the past few weeks we will admit! And if he is not the best he is in the top 5 for sure! I mean you have think back to the Bullet days with guys such as Elvin Hayes, Wes Unseld, and a few others you mention.

Well, just check out all the videos on youtube of recent Gilbert Arenas video, and even his party video as well.

Monday, January 15, 2007

News Breaking video fo Kevin Love

Remember last friday we were talking about Kevin Love. Well, we have another news breaking and literally breaking on Kevin Love. Kevin Love playing basketball has had some big dreams, such as winning a state basketball championship, getting a full ride scholarship to UCLA, and well now check this video out!

Friday, January 12, 2007

'one-dribble rule'

'one-dribble rule'

Here is a great idea, and I know a lot of coaches have this rule with their big guys, but here another example of it.

Head Coach Mike Dunleavy as added the the 'one-dribble rule' on center Chris Kaman. One key reason for Kaman's success was he adhered to Dunleavy's one-dribble rule, which requires Kaman to make quicker moves with using only one dribble. While before he was attempting to dribble a few times but was not having much success which were resulting in turnovers. We are seeing this more and more even in college and high school level and lower where more players are over dribbling and not taking one hard dribble and good solid move.

A big guys needs to learn early that he needs to the following to be a good solid post player at any level:

- first catch the ball
- catch the ball cleanly, be strong with it, and pull it into towards your body
- catch the ball ready to make a move
- make your move using one fake or a dribble
- if you don't have the shot kick it back out quickly
- finish every shot strong(don't give the guards even more excuses not to throw into the post)

We understand that's a lot of things to do especially when we are talking about maybe tops 5 seconds. So that's why any post player should not be taking more then one dribble. Yes, there are special times where it's needed, but we are talking about learning and practicing what you want to do in the game.

While we looked up Chris Kaman on you tube to see if we had any videos of the before and after of Chris Kaman dribbling with one dribble instead of him getting it stolen and turning it over. All we came up with was with Chris Kaman getting his stuff grabbed by Reggie Evans. This another example of what not do! So if you don't learn anything else just take away these two thoughts.

*Don't dribble more than once in the post
*Don't grab players stuff

Ranting about VandeerMeer's quote

Ranting about VandeerMeer's quote

At 6-11, VandeerMeer had four inches on the tallest Bulldog. He also said he played with some extra weight on his shoulder.

"I watched them on TV and I understood why they were 12, but it made me mad," he said. "I thought we have a good team, we should be where they are. I went in with a chip on my shoulder because I think we're just as good."

I am sorry, but I just have to blog about this one! While Bulter was an underdog a few years ago...they are a solid, good, fundamental basketball team NOW! And what VandeerMeer states here is blowing my mind away! Maybe I am misunderstanding on what he is actually trying to state. But, what I am getting is that we are a team that is right their with Bulter or our team should be in their shoes. Well, First, facts are facts. You are not up with Bulter, your team is not over 50% right now buddy! Sorry to break it to you, but while you might have a good team. We nor does anyone else in the country agree with you on the fact that you should be where they are now. Because the stats just don't lie!

Seriously, check this out...RPI stats for 2007

SOS 1-50 51-100
Rnk Team Conf W-L RPI SOS Rk W-L W-L
1 UCLA P10 13-1 .7232 .6501 1 5-1 4-0
2 Arizona P10 13-2 .7010 .6364 2 5-1 4-0
3 North Carolina ACC 15-1 .6738 .5929 7 5-0 2-1
4 Pittsburgh BE 15-2 .6625 .5876 10 2-2 5-0
5 Kentucky SEC 13-3 .6619 .6191 3 1-3 4-0
6 Clemson ACC 17-0 .6568 .5424 70 3-0 4-0
7 Air Force MWC 15-1 .6500 .5565 41 3-1 4-0
8 Arkansas SEC 12-4 .6443 .6090 4 3-2 1-2
9 Alabama SEC 14-2 .6438 .5584 38 1-2 2-0
10 Butler Horz 13-2 .6437 .5547 45 4-1 1-0

149 Illinois Chicago Horz 7-9 .5050 .5213 113 1-3 0-0

I mean get real! The stats don't lie! Bulter has played a hard nose schedule and have worked and continue work hard for all that they have already earned this year. The real question is what they are going to do in tournament, and not the Horizon Conference Tournament we are talking the "Big Dance" boys!

Who is the 2007 National High School Player of the Year

Who is the 2007 National High School Player of the Year?

We want to hear your comments, and vote and let us know who you think is or should be the 2007 Nationa High School Player of the Year?


O.J. Mayo
Reb Asst Stl Pts
2003 (Fr.) 9.0 7.0 - 31.0
2004 (So.) 7.7 8.1 - 28.1
2005 (Jr.) 8.8 5.8 5.0 28.8

Eric Gordon

Kevin Love

Derrick Rose

Michael Beasley

Kyle Singler

Other names to be looking for...Patrick Patterson, Austin Freeman, Jerryd Bayless, Kosta Koufos, and Donte Green

Please leave your comments!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Famous sports quote, great sports quote, inspirational basketball quotes

Famous sports quote, great sports quote, inspirational basketball quote, sport quotes, basketball quotes, sports motiviation, inspirational quotes, inspirational basketball quote, sport quotes, basketball quotes, sports motiviation, inspirational quotes

"Everybody wants to follow the leader; but, nobody wants to lead the followers."

"Leaders are like eagles - they don't flock. You find them one at a time."
Knute Rockne

"Boards, Boards, Boards"
Knute Rockne

"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction."
John F. Kennedy

"The three best things I've learned in coaching: my players must play Hard, Hard, Hard."
Coach John Wild

"A person really doesn´t become whole, until he becomes a part of something that´s bigger than himself."
Jim Valvano

"Pride is the sheet anchor of morality.
The doer of noble deeds.
When love flies and hope fails,
Pride still lingers.
The savage rear guard of the human soul."

"The only easy day was yesterday."
Clint Black

"How can you expect a basketball player to work hard on the court if he doesn't work hard in the classroom?"

"Nothing is as good as it seems and nothing is as bad, but somewhere between reality falls."
Lou Holtz

"All Battles Are Won Before They Are Fought."
from Sun Tzu

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."
Thomas Jefferson

"It is amazing what can be accomplished when nobody cares about who gets the credit."
Robert Yates - owner of Dale Jarrett's racing team.

"Athletics and Competition is not for everyone. You are the courageous ones!

"Ask not what your teammates can do for you Ask what you can do for your teammates."
- Magic Johnson

" It is most difficult, in my mind, to separate any success, whether it be in your profession, your family, or as in my case, in basketball, from religion."
--John Wooden 1910-

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
-John Wooden

"Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team."-
Scottie Pippen

"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."
-Michael Jordan

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying"
Michael Jordan

"I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results."
Michael Jordan

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
-Michael Jordan

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result. "
-Michael Jordan

"Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game."
-Michael Jordan

"As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day."
-Michael Jordan

"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."
-Michael Jordan

"We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time."
-Michael Jordan

"Winners never quit and quitters never win. "
-Michael Jordan

"Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."
-Michael Jordanfrom Linda Simon
"Work beats talent when talent doesn't work."

"Ten years from now I won't remember how many points I had each game, or how many newspaper articles had my name in them, or how many minutes I played. I will, however, remember that I was part of something larger than myself, and that I was part of something I helped make successful, because I was part of a team.

"The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become."

Eric Gordon

If you have not heard this name yet. Trust you will be soon. The name is Eric Gordon the game is basketball. Hear might be some reasons why you have not heard this name yet, because he has been in the shadows of a few other Indiana High School players such as Greg Oden and Josh McRoberts.

Make a note of it, Eric Gordon is the real deal, and could be the National High School player of the year for 2007. If so that would mean Indiana has still continues to send out some of the best players just looking at the last three years.
Josh McRoberts was the McDonald’s All-American Game MVP in 2005 and Greg Oden was the national player of the year in 2005 and 2006. Now this year it could mean Eric Gordon's time.

Some facts about Eric Gordon.
*Gordon’s sophomore year he scored 22 points in the fourth quarter and ended Josh McRoberts' career in a sectional final.
*May '06 at a high-level travel-team event in North Carolina, Gordon scored an incredible 48 points in 24 minutes as his Indiana Elite squad beat the Atlanta Celtics.
* Adidas Super Star Camp MVP in both 2005 and 2006.
* Gordon has scored 1,738 points so far in his career, and although he won’t catch Damon Bailey (3,134 points), with as many as 16 possible games remaining, he has a chance to move into the state's top 15 (Rick Mount, 2,139) or maybe into the top 10 into the state's top 10 all-time (Anthony Winchester, 2,256).

Look for more information about Eric Gordon coming up!

P.S. We keep hearing that Eric Gordon will be playing on ESPN 2 in Feb against Jordan's son team from Chicago more to come about this later!

Basketball Quotes, basketball inspirations, sport quotes, motivational quotes

Basketball Quotes, basketball inspirations, sport quotes, motivational quotes

"TEAMWORK – The fuel that produced uncommon results in common people."

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."

"At first we make our habits, and then our habits make us."
by Author unknown

"Have character, don't be one."

"Do what you can with what you have where you are."
by Theodore Roosevelt

"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win."
by Sun Tzu (The Art of War)

"The time will come when winter will ask what you were doing all summer."
by Henry Clay, American Statesman

"If you do the little things, the big things will happen"

"In a world of give and take, there are not many willing to give what it takes."

"Kids will do what you expect and they will also do what you let them get away with".

"Dream the Impossible - Do The Incredible"

"Do you really understand all of what you think you know?"

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."
Henry Ford

"Great minds have purposes, Little minds have wishes."

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Andrea Bargnani

This is another one of those...this is why you should practice your fundamentals! Check this out!! I mean really sweet pass by Andrea Bargnani and this pass is sweet!!! Really really sweet! We don't think we have seen a sweet pass as this as since Pistol "Pete" Marvich has placed.

Basketball Preparation and Training

The Australian Boombers basketball squad's preparation and training before the world championships. I like to show this video to give users, and even young players what it really takes to become some of the best of any country!

Look a the two a days practices, the icing, the food, and more practicing!

Jerry and the Naked Ladies...

Jerry and the Naked Ladies running at each other!

Or even better how about Andrei Kirkilenko and Naked Ladies!

Now are we getting your attention! Well, your asking what does this all have to do with basketball what so ever. Well, One thing is that Andrei Kirkilenko is a funny guy and have a really interesting website that we like to check out a lot. And believe or not he even comes on and chats every once in and while. And Let us please note that he actually shows up unlike some NBA star not to mention any names but Gilbert Arenas

Anyhoo...Just listen for yourself how this funny guy Andrei Kirilenko!

Now that's some funny stuff!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Shaq selling his pad

You have to check this out! That's right Shaq's selling his pad! And it's only selling for $35,000,000. That's right this beautiful 19,440 square feet, 8 bedroom, 11 full and 3 half baths! Why you want or need more bathrooms than bedrooms we still don't know.

This house was bought through a trust in 2004 for $18,800,000 according to public records. He then tried to turn around and listed the property less than one year later for $32,000,000. A short time later, the house was taken off the market. And then it was put back on the market in late 2006...for $3,000,000 more than before! Yes children, this man thinks he's entitled to a $16,000,000 profit after less than three years of owning the home. Your Mama is sorry, but that just seems greedy to us. We know the real estate has been insane in Miami the last few years, but it has not been this insane. Read the complete story!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Learn from Bobby Knight

Mark Cuban in is latest blgo talks about what we can learn from Bobby knight, and we think it's a great thing. First, we had forgotten that Mark Cuban was an IU grad. He talks about the times he met Bobby Knight.

Then he shares what he remembers the most from Coach Knight. He states that it has stuck with him through out and really took it to heart.

It was this simple quote that he paraphrases: "Everyone has got the will to win, its only those with the will to prepare that do win". Check out the full post here.

This game rocks!!

Can anybody beat our high score of 32200?

check out just watch out for the crazy Ron Artest's flying at you, the flaming Keith Van Horn's, Zach Randolph's, then the spawning Yao Ming's, and one of the toughest big headed Shaq!

Check the game out it's fun, and see if you can beat our Today's high of 32200?


Sometimes a picture is enough said!

Steve Nash MVP or MP3 with Ali G

Here is another funny click with Steve Nash with Ali G. Is Steve Nash the MVP? Or is Steve Nash the MP3?

Steve Nash and Ali G

Steve Nash and Ali G

We found this pretty funny, and we hope you do too. Sort of old, but still makes us laugh!